Austin Ying

Austin Y.

Milpitas, CA
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Lesson Details

Chinese

Levels Taught:
Beginner
Learn the basics of speaking and understanding the funny-sounding language known as Cantonese! Many outsiders deem Cantonese as an aggressive and loud language. This is true to an extent, but, there is much fun, beauty, and history to this language as well!
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About

Austin passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Austin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+ and special needs

Teaching since:
January 2009

Hello! My name is Austin, and my personal life motto is: doing my best to help others realize and reach their best! I have been teaching a number of topics ranging from music, fitness, to technology, writing, and religious texts for over 7 years. Over these years, I have also worked a myriad of jobs to receive invaluable experience as well as learn how to interact with all kinds of people.

It has always been my deep passion and true joy to journey along with someone who is simply willing to learn the many gifts that life has for us to enjoy! I am currently studying for my masters at Western Seminary, interning at a church in Milpitas, and a certified teacher here at TakeLessons.

Time and time again, I have come to realize that life is about serving, teaching, and loving others with what we already have; teaching is such a simple yet profound way to practice this!

I look forward to doing my best in order to help you realize, reach, and ultimately relish your best!

Best regards,

Austin Ying

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Experience

Youth Intern
Sep 2016 - Present
CCIC North Valley

Music, Sports, and Academics Tutor
Aug 2009 - Present
Take Lessons

Church Intern
Dec 2014 - Jul 2016
Christ Community Church of Milpitas

Waiter
Oct 2011 - Oct 2014
Merlion Restaurant

IT Support
Jan 2011 - Jan 2012
SJSU ITSS

Basketball Coach Assistant
Aug 2010 - Dec 2010
YMCA

Education

M.A. in Ministry and Leadership
Aug 2016 - Present
Western Seminary
Comparative Religious Studies
Aug 2009 - May 2016
San Jose State University
Physical Education
Aug 2005 - Aug 2009
Monta Vista High School

Languages

Cantonese
Limited Proficiency
English
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

B.A. in Humanities
May 2016
San Jose State University

Photos & Videos

Squats are tough and fun - 300 pounds for an easy single.
8am on a Saturday at the beautiful Rose Garden Park. Time for some volleyball lessons!

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Co-op dance with my little brother at a church event.
A friendly "plank war" competition with a friend :)
Playing and singing a classic Christian song with my cousin.
Teaching a friend to deadlift.

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Never stop learning - reading through Romans 12.

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Cooked for our family of 16...yum!

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Giving a message to the middle and high schoolers about reading the Bible.
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19 Reviews

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Neha Mar 27, 2017
Volleyball · In studio

I am an adult and absolute beginner in volleyball and was looking to learn some basics and Austin did a great job of teaching me.

Samuel Feb 25, 2017
Weight Loss · Online

It was a treat to have Austin guide me toward my personal goals of losing weight while gaining muscle. He displayed constant knowledge and patience. I really enjoyed each session and have learned a great deal from him! Really great tutor to have!!!

test Feb 11, 2017
Acoustic Guitar · In home

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kishore babu Jan 19, 2017
Classical Guitar · In studio

Austin is knowledgeable, flexible with time schedule and friendly. I enjoyed learning guitar from him

Saba A. Nov 29, 2016
Public Speaking · Online

My daughter took some public speaking lessons with Austin and I think he helped her improve her communication skills and she is now more confident while speaking in front of an audience!

John F. Aug 31, 2016
Religious Studies · In studio

I learned both the Religious Studies and Bible Studies subjects from Austin. I am so grateful for how patient, clear, and kind he is to his students. Especially because I am a slow-learner. He always takes the extra time as well as effort to help you feel comfortable and confident! Highly recommend him.

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Jeffrey Jul 12, 2016
Guitar · In studio

My son is a beginner at guitar. Austin is very patient and interesting person. He made the notes easy for my son to read and to pratice. We enjoy the lesson with him.

Curtis Apr 25, 2016
Fitness · In studio

Austin taught me all about weight lifting. He helped me to achieve great form that would prevent any future injuries while also seeing much progress!

Jessy R. Apr 24, 2016
Volleyball · In home

My 15 year old daughter took her first lesson with Austin. She was thrilled. She talked about it all morning and I will keep you posted on Austin's expertise. Right now, the best in town! Actually, South Bay!

Aileen B. Apr 20, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Austin did a great job teaching my 8 year old son his first guitar lessons. He was patient and always came prepared . My son enjoyed learning guitar from him.

Trisha Apr 20, 2016
Table Tennis · In studio

Austin makes every lesson fresh with a mix of knowledge, fun, and creativity. I love his passion for teaching others and his warm personality! Very authentic teacher. He made table tennis an easy sport.

Joe Apr 18, 2016
Basketball · In studio

I learned the fundamentals of basketball through Austin's easy instructions. He makes every lesson fun as well as fruitful! I really appreciate Austin's warm personality and his willingness to go the extra mile if it is necessary. He is a great teacher, and well-rounded guy.

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Lily Apr 18, 2016
Piano · In home

I really appreciated Austin's flexibility and punctuality! My daughter liked Austin's approach in refining her piano's skills through encouragement and example. He is a very patient teacher.

Sun Apr 18, 2016
Piano · In home

Austin is easy to understand, friendly, and a kind teacher. He has promoted me to continue learning and enjoying piano.

David Huynh Apr 18, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Austin is great because he is easy to work with and is good about knowing what pace is helpful.

David Huynh Apr 18, 2016
Acoustic Guitar · In home

Austin was great to work with. He was able to figure out what pace is good for me and help me move forward with my abilities to play guitar. He was good at challenging me without pressuring me.

Sally Apr 18, 2016
English · In studio

English has always been a huge struggle for me! Having Austin kindly share many useful tips has really gone a long way for me! I enjoyed having the lessons at either nearby Coffee Shops or at Austin's church. I have come to not only understand how to write a better paper, but also embrace how fun it can be to effectively convey my thoughts. I definitely recommend Austin!

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Jane Apr 18, 2016
Piano · In home

My son took piano lessons with Austin one summer. It was his first time learning to play music. Austin was very patient and taught him the fundamentals to give him a good foundation to build upon. Very quickly, they progressed to easy pieces such that there's a sense of accomplishment. Austin connects well with youngsters and his approachable style makes it easy for a successful teacher/student relationship. Austin is a genuine individual who cares about each of his students on a personal level. He's not just their teacher, but their friend.

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Jeff Apr 18, 2016
Fitness · In studio

I had always wanted to get into fitness by going to the gym and learning to eat healthy. Austin was immensely patient and passionate when he taught me how to learn new exercises in a safe and fun way! He definitely catered to my personal needs and goals. Great teacher and person!

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